Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Physician Assistant Studies

Alabama, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Oct 08, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Samford University’s School of Health Professions invites applicants interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for the position of assistant/associate professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies program. This non-tenure-track faculty position is a 12-month appointment and will begin in July 2021.  The major responsibilities of all faculty include teaching, scholarly activity, and service. Additional responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, support of: program assessment, accreditation standards and reports, curriculum development and assessment, student advising, and student mentoring. 

Qualified candidates will hold a PA degree from an ARC-PA accredited program. Candidates must hold a master’s degree or higher in Physician Assistant Studies from an institution accredited by HLC, MSCHE, NECHE, NWCCU, SACSCOC, or WSCUC. Candidates should have five or more years of experience as a practicing PA, hold current NCCPA (PA-C) certification, and be eligible for Alabama licensure as a PA. Preferred qualifications include candidates who have previous teaching experience in an accredited PA program, previous experience with clinical supervision of PA students, have prior experience evaluating physician assistant program outcomes, and/or have experience with ARC-PA accreditation.  A commitment to academic excellence and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students and colleagues is expected.

The College of Health Sciences includes four schools: School of Health Professions, Moffett and Sanders School of Nursing, McWhorter School of Pharmacy, and School of Public Health. The College offers multiple degree programs and majors within the health sciences with an inter-professional education focus that reflects today’s team approach to health care delivery and professional practice.

Samford University ( is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the university was founded in 1841 and has 425 full time faculty and more than 5,700 students representing 44 states and 30 countries. Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 2nd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting.

Samford University and the School of Health Professions embrace diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community.  

The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2020, and new applications will continue to be accepted until November 15, 2020. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, the names of three professional references, Application for Faculty Position and Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement. Academic rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.  The successful candidate must pass a background check.  Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor any employment visas for this position.

“Application for Faculty Position” can be found at:

“Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement” can be found at:

Please submit all materials in PDF format to:      

ATTN: Physician Assistant Studies Faculty

Except as specifically exempted by federal law requirements, Samford University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability or age in the administration or application of its educational programs and policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs. Consistent with its Christian mission and organizations, Samford is exempt from the religious provisions of Title VII pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sections 2000e-1(a) and 2000e-2(e).